New officers – Honoring Pearl Harbor-Command and Control airs Jan.10


AECC board elects new officers

The Board of Directors of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC), the Little-Rock based wholesale power supplier for Arkansas’ 17 electric distribution cooperatives, elected new officers at the board’s December meeting. They are: chairman, Dr. Alan Hunnicutt, DVM, of Carroll Electric Cooperative; vice chairman, Mark Cayce, of Ouachita Electric Cooperative; and secretary-treasurer, Mark Robbins, of Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative.

Dr. Alan Hunnicutt, DVM

Mark Cayce

Mark Robbins






Command and Control airs Jan. 10  

photo courtesy of American Experience Films/PBS

The November 2016 issue of Arkansas Living featured a review of the new “American Experience” documentary “Command and Control,” and now you can see the film for yourself at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN). The program, which tells the chilling tale of the Sept. 18, 1980, explosion of a Titan II nuclear missile silo at Damascus, will kick off  the “American Experience’s” new season on PBS.


Arkansas commemorates 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

William Chase of Pearcy, a Pearl Harbor survivor, left, visits with O.C. Reed, a World War II veteran, at the ceremony. photo by Sheila Yount

World War II veterans, public officials and others gathered on the banks of the Arkansas River on Dec. 7, 2016, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Hosted by the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (featured in the December 2016 issue of Arkansas Living), the ceremony included two Pearl Harbor survivors — William Chase, 92, of Pearcy, and Walter Smith, 98, of North Little Rock.

The USS Hoga was the centerpiece of the 75th anniversary ceremony at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. photo by Sheila Yount

“This is a moment of remembrance and reflection to what happened to individual lives 75 years ago,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during the ceremony. He added that 144 Arkansans were serving at Pearl Harbor when the attack occurred, and 23 Arkansans died on the USS Arizona.

The museum features the USS Hoga tugboat, which helped fight fires and rescue sailors during the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack, as well as the USS Razorback, a submarine that was among several American vessels at Tokyo Bay during the formal surrender of Japan.

Easy ways to warm up this winter

As the cold weather settles in, staying snuggled up in your comfortable house around the clock may be tempting, but it’s not very realistic. So when you come back inside from work, running errands or a quick snowball war with the kids, you’ll need some easy ways to warm up.

Heat yourself from the inside out with these ideas:

  • Take a bath with warm water to help you relax and return your body to a comfortable temperature. Add a hint of lavender or another favorite scent for some aromatherapy. Start with a moderate temperature and gradually add more hot water as needed to avoid shocking your system.
  • Toss blankets in the dryer before you head outside to play in the snow, get the mail or shovel the driveway. When you get back inside, you’ll have a cozy, warm blanket to wrap yourself in and chase away the bone-deep chill.
  • Stick with soup, especially one that you can prepare and be ready to enjoy quickly.
  • Add a layer. Nothing says comfort like a favorite sweatshirt that has been worn and washed so many times it’s practically a second skin. When you come in from outdoors, dress in cozy layers and ditch the extras as your body temperature returns to normal.
  • Bake your way warm. If you rarely make time to indulge a hobby like baking, the heat from a busy kitchen may be all the excuse you need. Crank up the oven and get busy mixing up your favorite treats.
  • Soak up the sun. Once indoors, away from the biting wind and cold, the sun’s rays can boost your spirits and warm your body. Take a note from the family cat and make yourself comfy in a ray of sunlight.

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 Source: Family Features